Robin Woolley, MSW, LISW, LADAC

Robin Provides Telehealth Only (no in-person sessions). Available to clients anywhere in New Mexico. 

Forty years ago, I was trained as a Holistic Social Worker. I have worked across the America’s with all age groups and numerous cultures. It is important to me to offer you person-centered communication to support you strengthening your own motivation to change. No one knows you like you do! There are many healing traditions out there and I will honor you and your choices.

My approach to counseling combines cognitive (thought) and somatic (body) techniques. I specialize in working with stress and trauma. We all have different responses to stress and trauma. I work with how your nervous system has been dysregulated, basic understanding that Trauma is in the nervous system not the event.

Symptoms arise when residual energy from the experience is not released from the nervous system. For instance, if your system is stuck on “”High”” you may be experiencing Rage, Hyperactivity, Elation/Mania, Anxiety, Panic and engaging in high risk behavior. If your system is stuck on “”Low”” you could be experiencing Depression, Disconnection, Hopeless, Exhaustion and Numbness.

Together we will help your Nervous System Discharge!

I have used techniques that successfully helped veterans who returned from war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Including those who survive natural disasters, abuse, medical procedures and any experience where you felt your life was threatened.

Telling your story over and over can be re-traumatizing and I will not do that to you! I am trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Art Therapy, Self-Hypnosis, Trauma First Aide to name a few. In my experience talk therapy is like riding in a car, you get there but it takes longer. When you combine cognitive and somatic therapies, it’s like getting on a jet!

Issues: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autism, Career Stress, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Family conflict, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, Life transitions, LGBTQ+ Affirming / sexual identity, Mid-life issues, Moms and caregivers, Mood disorders, Multi-cultural issues, Panic & Phobias, Parent Child Relationship, PTSD, Relationships, School Issues, Self-Esteem / empowerment, Stress Management, Substance Issues, Trauma, Women’s Issues

Treatment Modalities: CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed, Motivational Interviewing, Spiritually-oriented psychotherapy, Holistic / Integrative Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, LGBTQ + Affirming, Telehealth

Our World is changing let’s make that a positive. Let’s drop the weight of the past and soar towards the future, are you ready?”

Education:

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Studies, University of New Mexico 2004, 2005
Arica Institute, New York, 1979 to 1995
Masters Social Work, New Mexico Highlands University, 1984.
Bachelors of Science in Social Work, New Mexico State University, 1981.

Robin Woolley LISW